Kismet Wireless



Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kismet 2016-01-R1


After a very long while, a new Kismet release!

Kismet-2016-01-R1 is out! This release is more of a maintenance release than one introducing new features - those are still under development in the git tree under various branches.

Changes include: Turn on FCS validation by default for all sources, support for recent autotools, fixes for crashes when alert backlog was set to zero, fixes for failures in some VIF situations, fixes to resizing windows, fixes to GPS averaging, fixes to Radiotap changes in recent kernels, add WPS state parsing, handle BSSTimestamp parsing, and other assorted bug fixes and behavior improvements.

You can grab it from the usual download page

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Spectools 2016-01-R1


A new Spectools version is also out! This includes fixes that have been sitting in Git for a very long time, including: Tweaks to drawing parameters, support for WiSPY DBX V3, support for Ubertooth hardware, changes to scan rates for WiSPY hardware, and cleanup of old deprecated code.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

New Website


A new Kismet website!

I've switched the Kismet website to a new design, based very strongly on the fluid960gs layout.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Smarter Wi-Fi Manager R77


Smarter Wi-Fi Manager R77

This update of SWM fixes crashes on Android 4.3 and earlier which lacked the multiuser API.

What is Kismet?

Kismet is a wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet works predominately with Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) networks, but can be expanded via plug-ins to handle other network types.


  • 802.11 sniffing
  • Standard PCAP logging (compatible with Wireshark, TCPDump, etc)
  • Client/Server modular architecture
  • Plug-in architecture to expand core features
  • Multiple capture source support
  • Live export of packets to other tools via tun/tap virtual interfaces
  • Distributed remote sniffing via light-weight remote capture
  • XML output for integration with other tools


You can follow development info on the development blog.

You can also follow KismetWireless on Twitter for development updates and wireless-related stuff.


Fluid 960 Grid System, created by Stephen Bau, based on the 960 Grid System by Nathan Smith. Released under the GPL / MIT Licenses.